Our next door neighbor’s cat, aptly named Bubba, comes to our house regularly and waits at the front door. He is expecting us to give him kibble, and for some reason we actually do. He is not starving by any stretch of the imagination. We should not do this, but we do.
I have started calling him Tubba.
Okay I admit I’ve been lax on refilling the feeders and I will get to that today. One bird chose unwisely and was the face of disappointment. The other was the glutton and would not share with anyone.
The redwing blackbirds have found the feeders again. Groups come over and push the finches and swallows aside. They’ve also figured out that unlike the little guys, they don’t have to get inside this feeder to get to the seeds.
Walked by a front hallway window and spotted this Oregon Junco in the Sentinel Pine by the front porch. Quickly grabbed the camera (thankfully on tripod nearby) and was pleased he (she?) was still sitting pretty when I got back.
There is a lot I’m not enjoying about winter where I am. We’ve had significantly more snow and ice than usual – the ice is especially bad. This morning I woke up to a freezing fog advisory. While this is not fun for driving, freezing fog turning into hoarfrost does pretty things to tree branches.
Another view of the Eiffel Tower, this time on a sunny day from below. It’s a fantastic structure.
My husband had business in Paris in November, and so I wisely agreed to travel with him and spend Thanksgiving there. Our hotel was very near the Eiffel Tower so I got to spend a lot of time finding interesting views of it. Lit up at night it is quite a sight from any angle.
I don’t think this great white egret is too impressed by this sign.
Just a flock of ibis. No big deal.
I enjoyed watching the fishing boats go in and out as I sat on our deck. One morning I saw a dog hanging around. Suddenly the captain yelled “HANK! LET’S GO!” – and this dog jumped onto the boat and settled in. I love that Hank goes fishing.